Associate Pastor


Good Shepherd Bible Church

Bellingham, WA USA

Title: Associate Pastor

Vision: We are trusting God to lead us to a man with a pastor’s heart and a passion for the Gospel. He needs to be able to teach, occasionally preach, and counsel/disciple with the Word of God in order to see God’s people grow spiritually.

Summary: The Associate Pastor will work closely with the Senior Pastor. He will help to shepherd the flock through teaching, occasional preaching, and ministry oversight (children’s, youth, and adult ministries), and assisting the Senior Pastor as needed with other pastoral duties.

Relationships: He will report to the Senior Pastor (and the Elder Board).

A. Meets the qualifications of elder as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
B. Loves God deeply and is committed to prayer.
C. Joyfully holds to the final authority of God’s Word without apology or compromise.
D. Has a passion for evangelism and discipleship.
E. Agrees with, and can teach and defend from the Scriptures the theology of the Good Shepherd Statement of Faith.
F. Models loving leadership as a husband and father, if married/children.
G. Humbly possesses gifts in leadership, teaching, preaching, and organization.
H. Can develop, encourage, and lead volunteer teams effectively.
I. Supports the Senior Pastor and promotes a spirit of love and unity among staff and congregation.
J. Seeks to always resolve conflict biblically and quickly.
K. Desires to help lead and participate in church events and gatherings to grow personally and lead by example.
L. Has earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Bible college or a Master’s degree from an accredited seminary.
Compensation: A competitive salary and benefits package for this full-time associate pastor role will be based upon education, experience, and qualifications.

About Our Church: Good Shepherd Bible Church is a growing (300+), non-denominational congregation with a passion for the glory of God and the good news of the Gospel. The church is marked by a love for the expositional preaching of the entire Bible, sound theology, a genuine love for one another, and a deep desire to reach the lost for Christ. We currently hold two Sunday morning services (9 AM & 11 AM). We seek to disciple our flock through weekly Bible studies, men’s & women’s events, children’s church during the Sunday sermon (birth through age 7), Vacation Bible School, youth group gatherings, and other all-church events.

Please turn in resume or direct questions to Pastor Jeremy, [email protected]

Handout: Associate Pastor Job Description Updated 1-2023.pdf